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Wednesday
Jun192013

FRANK SINATRA AND THE 3 FLASHES

In 1935, the first year of radio network broadcasts of Major Bowes' Amateur Hour, more than thirty thousand acts auditioned for the talent contest program. One of the successful acts was the "Hoboken Four", Frank Sinatra, Fred Tamburro, Pat Principe, and James Petrozelli (aka “Tamby,” “Patty Prince,” and “Jimmy Petro” or “Skelly”). The vocal quartet auditioned as "Frank Sinatra and the 3 Flashes," but it was renamed, purportedly by Major (more)

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